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Senior Manager of Corporate Finance and Investment
Posted:Friday, February 12, 2021
Job Number:PN-21-07
Job Type:Full Time Permanent - Non-union
Closing Date:March 07, 2021 11:55 PM
Choose Barrie:

The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.

Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.

Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.

The Opportunity:

​The Finance Department provides financial leadership, advice and support to the Corporation and assists with the delivery of Council's Strategic plan through three branches: Accounting and Revenue Services, Corporate Finance and Investments, and Procurement. The department's main deliverables include the audited financial statements, coordinating the annual business plan and budget, treasury and debt management, procurement administration and support, property tax revenue management, and water and wastewater revenue management.

Under the general guidance and direction of the Director of Finance, the Senior Manager of Corporate Finance and Investments is responsible for the management, operation, and administration of the Corporate Finance and Investment Branch within the Finance Department. This position develops and implements, in consultation with the Director of Finance, the vision for the Corporate Finance and Investment Branch in order to achieve the overall vision, strategy, and initiatives of the Department. Specifically, this position is responsible for overseeing the annual corporate business plan and budget development processes; overseeing the development, update, and/or maintenance of the City's Long Range Financial Plan, Financial Policy Framework and applicable financial policies and procedures; overseeing the development charge administration; overseeing the City's investment and debt management program and providing strategic information, reports, analysis, and guidance to City Council, the general public, and City Departments regarding financial operations of the City. Overall, this position plays an integral role in establishing and maintaining the foundation for strategically managing the corporate financial and investment operations of the City to support the City of Barrie's overall strategic initiatives and priorities.

Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job:

Corporate Culture

  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community.

Education (degree/diploma/certifications)

  • Four (4) year University Degree in Accounting, Commerce, Economics, Finance, or related discipline
  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, and/or Economics
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute acquired and/or Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada acquired


  • Eight (8) years of experience performing duties related to the above mentioned major responsibilities, including demonstrated leadership/supervisory experience
  • Five (5) years of supervisory/management experience


  • Working knowledge of the following legislation, regulations, and/or requirements including but not limited to:
    • Development Charges Act
    • Municipal Act
    • Ontario Planning Act
    • Public Sector Accounting Board Standards (PSABS)
  • Working knowledge of financial and economic principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of capital markets, including the Canadian Securities and Bond market
  • Working knowledge of management principles; labour relations principles and collective agreement administration; and contemporary management practices
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • align branch programs/services with department and corporate goals, objectives and initiatives
    • analyze complex issues and problems; evaluate alternative solutions; and develop sound conclusions, recommendations and courses of action
    • build cohesive and motivated teams
    • conduct research, prepare reports, and deliver presentations
    • develop, promote, and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • effectively allocate budgets, time, and human resources to support the achievement of branch goals and objectives
    • exercise discretion and judgment when handling confidential, sensitive, politically sensitive, and/or controversial information
    • implement new initiatives or adapt existing branch initiatives to meet the needs of the department and corporate goals, objectives and initiatives
    • interact effectively and courteously with all levels of staff and contacts in a political and community/client service environment
    • lead and inspire innovation and the adoption of best practices
    • lead staff in achieving objectives and encourages others to work in manner that will meet or exceed the desired objectives or results
    • lead, coach, mentor and support staff
    • maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
    • monitor short-term goals of the branch and adapt processes to ensure long-term department and/or corporate goals and objectives are achieved
    • perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission, and values
    • promote a culture of learning and improve organizational competence by creating learning opportunities for staff
    • receive, manage, and resolve complaints, disputes, and conflicts
    • set priorities; meet deadlines; and manage work demands
    • think and act strategically in a political and community service environment o think critically and expansively by combining ideas in unique ways to make connections between disparate ideas
    • work under pressure to meet deadlines and/or peak period workloads
  • Intermediate project management, time management, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Intermediate research, analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving skills and business/financial acumen
  • Intermediate interpersonal, verbal communication, written communication, and report-writing skills
  • Intermediate presentation, facilitation, mediation, negotiation, consultation, teamwork, leadership, and supervisory skills
  • Intermediate computer literacy utilizing Microsoft Office Suite (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word), Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, financial systems/software, and the Internet
  • Availability to attend evening/weekend meetings and/or to work outside of designated normal hours per week

Conditions of Employment

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check
Other Important Information:


City Hall, 70 Collier Street, Barrie, Ontario


The normal hours of work are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 35 hours per week, with overtime occasionally.


This position is a non-union position with the following pay level and 2021 pay range:

  • Pay Level: Level 15
  • Yearly Salary: $109,511.06 to $139,767.77 per year
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $60.17 to $76.80 per hour
Benefits:This position includes a comprehensive non-union benefit plan, including but not limited to extended health and dental coverage, life and accident insurance, paid vacation and sick days, short/long term disability plans, OMERS pension plan, discounted rate for City Fitness Memberships and much more.
The Application Process:

Please submit your resume electronically by quoting file # PN-21-07 - Senior Manager of Corporate Finance and Investment in the subject line (MS Word or pdf format only) to

by March 07, 2021 11:55 PM.

Don’t meet the credentials as outlined but have years of directly related experience? Please see the City’s Education Equivalency Procedure to determine if you may qualify for equivalency. Further information is available at

  • Position Equivalency Code: N/A

Please note that verification of educational credentials will be required at the interview stage of the selection process.

The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.

Personal information collected will be used in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) for the purpose of candidate selection.

Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing

We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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